Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) — Specific symptoms influence the age at which children are diagnosed with autism, according to a new study.
Children who displayed only seven of 12 recognized autism symptoms were diagnosed more than four years later on average than kids with all 12 symptoms, researchers found.
“When it comes to the timing of autism identification, the symptoms actually matter quite a bit,” study lead author Matthew Maenner, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, said in a university news release. read more